Celebrating Priesthood

As you probably know by now, June is typically the month when Ordinations to the Priesthood are celebrated. Earlier in the month we celebrated Fr. David’s Anniversary, later this week we will celebrate the ordination of new priests for the Diocese of Joliet and NEXT week we will honor the Anniversary of Ordination of our Pastor Emeritus, Fr. John Sebahar with his very own parade. Here are the details:

SAVE the DATE and SPREAD the WORD: Join Us on Wednesday, June 24th (a week from this Weds.) at 6:00 P.M. for a Parade to Celebrate Fr. Sebahar’s 62nd Anniversary of Ordination! 

All are invited to join us as we wish Fr. Sebahar a happy 62nd Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood on Wednesday, June 24th at 6:00 P.M. In the interest of creating a safe pattern of traffic, we will line up our procession of cars beginning at 5:50 P.M at Parkview Elementary School, 250 S Park Blvd.  At about 5:57 P.M. we will start our procession by turning right onto Park Blvd. and then right onto Fawell Blvd.. From there we will swing a quick right into the church parking lot. (Please be sure to honor all traffic signals along the way). We will drive past the front doors of the church where all may greet Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament (as the tabernacle remains there at this time) and then Fr. Sebahar who will be standing under the canopy.

We ask that everyone please remain in your cars, but take a moment to honk your horn, wave, roll down the passenger side window and express your gratitude to Fr. Sebahar for his ministry to our parish. Let’s all join together to make this an unforgettable show of love and support for Fr. Sebahar, even in the midst of a pandemic!

Tune In for the Live Stream Mass of Ordination this Saturday, June 20th at 10:00 A.M.

The Diocese of Joliet is happy to announce that the ordination of new priests, previously scheduled for May has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 20th at 10:00 A.M. at the Cathedral of Saint Raymond. Though attendance is not open to the public this year due to restrictions, the Mass will be live streamed on the Diocesan YouTube channel. Click on the link below on Saturday at 10:00 A.M. to watch and pray.

Reopening Volunteer Training Begins this Week

This week we begin training our new Reopening Volunteers whose help is essential in our ability to reopen for public Masses at St. James. If you are interested in getting involved, it isn’t too late! Though we want all to be cautious in their decision as to whether or not to assist, dependent upon one’s risk factors, we are not turning away those who may be in a high risk age group, but are healthy and want to help!

To get involved or to find out more, please email reopen@stjamesge.org and you will receive further instructions as to when you may attend training.